–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: July 21, 2020
State Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova) announced that the State Controlling Board recently approved coronavirus relief funding to support local schools preparing for the beginning of the upcoming school year.
“We need to ensure that our local schools and the education of our children can move forward for this academic year,” said Merrin. “The release of this school funding aid will surely provide more certainty and assistance to the school districts across Lucas and Fulton Counties.”
According to the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM), the federal coronavirus relief aid can be used for a variety of needs, including protective equipment, cleaning and sanitation, and remote learning.
The school funding approved is being distributed based on enrollment. Additionally, there is funding to support students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students, as well as transportation obligations.
Here are the school district allocations
approved by the Controlling Board within
the 47th Ohio House District:
Anthony Wayne Local - $205,291
Ottawa Hills Local - $35,601
Sylvania Schools - $388,956
Archbold-Area Local - $53,165
Evergreen Local - $76,806
Fayette Local - $23,838
Pettisville Local - $24,462
Swanton Local - $65,581
Wauseon Exempted Village - $86,486
In addition, the controlling board approved a measure to fund rural hospitals. Within the region, the Fulton County Health Center is set to receive $471,930.